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Pain Management

Healthy Step Podiatry PC -  - Podiatry

Healthy Step Podiatry PC

Podiatry in the Financial District, Midtown, and the Upper West Side of New York, NY

Whether from a deformity or an injury, pain in your foot or ankle can keep you from doing the things you enjoy. Vito La Puma, DPM and the experienced team at Healthy Step Podiatry, with an office in Midtown East and the Financial District of New York City, wants every step you take to be your best step and provides the most advanced treatments to help manage your pain. For pain management of your foot or ankle issue, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is a specialized area of medicine that helps identify the best therapies to reduce pain. Nearly 20% of adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain, with many of those sufferers unable to participate in major life activities because of their discomfort.

The team at Healthy Step Podiatry understands better than anyone how foot or ankle pain can affect your daily life due to its impact on your mobility. To help relieve your pain, the team offers some of the most advanced techniques available, including:

  • Multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy
  • Cryotherapy and cryosurgery
  • Radial shockwave therapy
  • Radio-frequency therapy

If your foot or ankle pain is making it hard for you to go to work or affecting your ability to spend time with friends and family, the team at Healthy Step Podiatry can help.

How can laser therapy help my pain?

Healthy Step Podiatry is equipped with one of the most advanced laser treatments available for pain. The MLS laser simultaneously reduces pain, inflammation, and edema during treatment by using two therapeutic wavelengths of energy without causing any damage to your surface skin.

The laser energy also stimulates the production of cells and blood vessels to help heal the damaged tissue and get you back to good health faster.

What is cryotherapy?

The team at Healthy Step Podiatry uses cryotherapy and cryosurgery, which are forms of “ice therapy,” to treat a number of foot and ankle issues, including neuromas, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, and nerve entrapment. The minimally invasive procedure uses an advanced technology that freezes the source of your pain and stops the discomfort.

The in-office procedure causes minimal discomfort and little to no downtime. And many patients who’ve opted to use cryotherapy to treat their pain have been able to reduce their reliance on pain medication. Cryotherapy and cryosurgery can be completed in as little as 15 minutes, providing effective and lasting pain relief.

What is radial shockwave therapy?

If you have plantar fasciitis or tendinitis, your specialist may recommend radial shockwave therapy. The high energy created by the shockwave provides both pain relief and rapid healing of the tissue to get you back on your feet.

What is radio-frequency therapy?

Radio-frequency therapy is one of the best treatments for plantar fasciitis and Morton’s neuroma and disrupts the pain signals from the nerves involved in these podiatric conditions. When the nerve signals are interrupted, they can’t transmit pain signals, so you get relief.

Pain is debilitating, especially when it affects your foot or ankle, but there is help. For pain management, call Healthy Step Podiatry today or request an appointment online.


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